July 18, 2024

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Volkswagen e-Beetle, e-Golf Classic and e-Safari trademark applications hint at electric classic car conversations

Volkswagen has utilized for clean title emblems for a selection basic styles, but with an “e-” prefix suggesting that it could possibly be about to give its blessing to electric conversions of various iconic styles from the brand’s history.

Via June and July this calendar year, the VW Group has submitted purposes for e-Karmann, e-Kubel, e-Golfing Traditional, e-Beetle and e-Safari names. 

Of course, a trademark filing doesn’t confirm that all of these styles will be developed. However VW has established precedent below in September 2019 it utilized to trademark the title e-Kafer, and at previous year’s Frankfurt Motor Exhibit, a totally electric, basic Beetle convertible of the exact same title was unveiled. 

In  the scenario of the e-Kafer, the operate isn’t carried out by Volkswagen by themselves, but by basic EV conversion specialists eClassics. The formal Volkswagen Group Parts division provides brand name new electric drivetrains to eClassics. The exact same business, based mostly just outside Stuttgart, has also developed the e-Bulli: a zero emission Sort one Samba Bus.

The two of these vehicles are geared up with managing gear from the most current e-Up. This is made up of an 81bhp electric motor combined with a 36.8kWh battery which, in the scenario of the Beetle, permits for a circa-124 mile variety. 

Beyond the basic VWs up for EV convection, Volkswagen Group Parts bosses have advised earlier that other basic styles from inside of the Group’s portfolio of models, like the Porsche 356, could be made readily available with identical conversions.

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